Quotations

Found 34 thoughts of quotations

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Benchley

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

George Bernard Shaw

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

David H. Comins

I improve on misquotation.

Cary Grant

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.

Edward Young

He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

Rudyard Kipling

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.

Orson Welles

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

Samuel Johnson

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.

Robert M. Hamilton

What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?

Doctor Who

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

Samuel Johnson

Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

Hesketh Pearson

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.

William Feather

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?

Philip G. Hamerton

If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names.

Elaine Gill

Life itself is a quotation.

Jorge Luis Borges

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

Simeon Strunsky

I didn't really say everything I said.

Yogi Berra

A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.

Brendan Francis

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly.

Edwin P. Whipple

After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.

H. L. Mencken

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'

Sir Winston Churchill
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